Girls More Confident After 2008 Election

A study by the Girl Scout Research Institute reveals that girls aged 13 to 17 are more confident after the 2008 presidential election. According to the study, 50% of girls believe they have more confidence and that they can reach their goals; 55% feel more comfortable voicing their opinions.

Girls also reported being more attuned to sexism in our society after the election – 43% of girls agreed with the statement that “girls have to work harder than boys in order to gain positions of leadership.” In 2007, only 25% of girls in the survey agreed with that statement.  But many of them have not been dissuaded from working towards achieving their goals – 41% said that the election has had a positive impact on their desire to be a leader.

Via Feminist Majority


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